The Highway to music

Three-day music festival Bacardi NH7 Weekender in Magarpatta City enthrals audience with eclectic mix of rock, electronic, fusion and folk

Three days of music equals to three days of happiness and joy. The Bacardi NH7 Weekender, the happiest music festival hosted over three days in Magarpatta City from November 18 to 20, saw live performances by over 50 artistes. Music enthusiasts present in large numbers witnessed an eclectic mix of rock, electronic, fusion and folk.

The festival kicked off with Midival Punditz who were accompanied by singer Monica Dogra aka Shaair and rapper Humble The Poet who had everyone jumping on their feet.Felix Buxton from Basement Jaxx dished out a DJ set and had the crowd singing 'Romeo' along with him and creating the perfect ambience for a fun electronic night. A platform where music joined hands and collaborations were given a standing ovation, the second of the festival closed with a mind-blowing performance put up by Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter Imogen Heap, who performed 'Minds Without Fear' along with music composer and frontman of electronic rock band Pentagram Vishal Dadlani.

Heart-thumping music: Guitarist Dhruv holds the crowd on a string
on Day 3 of the musical event Vishal Dadlani with Imogen help

Apart from this being a musical mela, we spotted a few celebrities present at the do like actor and stand up comedian Vir Das, VJ Juhi Pande, TV actor Tamanna (now seen in the serial Bade Ache Lagte Hai), model and now photographer Sheetal Malhar, VJ Andy, among others.

Felix Buxton from Basement Jaxx performs on Day 1 of the festival;
Papon from the East India Company dishes out some soul-stirring
music to the crowd. pics/Akshata Shetty

Bands such as Tough on Tobacco, Pentagram, Advaita, Raghu Dixit Project and Ankur Tewari enthralled everyone on the second day. On Day 3, metal heads moshed to their hearts content and gave a rock salute to metal monsters Bhayanak Maut and Scribe. While everything was brutal and killer on this stage. the best part of this festival was that there was music for every soul out there.

So while the metal heads rocked it at the Black Rock Arena Stage, people who wanted to chill and relax headed towards The Dewarist stage to check out Papon and The East India Company, Indian Ocean and guitarist Dhruv. The Wolves Den stage was a dance party with Shaair and Func making it a night to remember. This was one festival, with many artistes and soul-stirring music, which will be cherished forever.

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